Jerzy Wiliński

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Although the differences between central and peripheral blood pressure (BP) values have been known for decades, the consequences of decision making based on peripheral rather than central BP have only recently been recognized. There are only a few studies assessing the relationship between intraaortic BP and cardiovascular risk. In addition, the(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a modulator of various physiological and pathological processes in the cardiovascular and nervous system and plays an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidney function. The effect of the pleiotropic action of the tissue specific angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), ramipril, exceeds(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a crucial co-modulator of cardiovascular, nervous, digestive and excretory systems function. The pleiotropic action of atorvastatin exceeds simple 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibition and involves multiple biological mechanisms. This study assesses the influence of atorvastatin on the H2S tissue(More)
Vitamin D3 is a crucial co-regulator of bone growth and remodeling, neuromuscular function, inflammation, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of cells. Intensive research on endogenous sulfur metabolism has revealed that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an important modulator of various physiological processes in mammals. Noteworthy, these compounds are(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemic of diabetes mellitus type 2 forces to intensive work on the disease medication. Metformin, the most widely prescribed insulin sensitizer, exerts pleiotropic actions on different tissues by not fully recognized mechanisms. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in physiology and pathophysiology of various systems in mammals and is(More)
AIMS To investigate the effect of implantation-related characteristics, especially lead position and left ventricular (LV)-paced QRS morphology, on long-term mortality and morbidity in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The study retrospectively analysed 362 consecutive patients who underwent CRT device implantation over(More)
Intraperitoneal injections of lysine acetylsalicylate (L-ASA, aspirin) in a dose of 10 mg during 5 consecutive days to BALB/c and B10.PL mice increased the concentration of endogenous hydrogen sulfide in their livers. The rise of hydrogen sulfur levels was shown also in brains of BALB/c females and B10.PL males, however in BALB/c male brains there is no(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) participates in regulation of different physiological and pathological processes of cardiovascular system and nervous system. The effect of ramipril - tissue specific angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) - exceeds renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade. The influence of ACEI on the metabolism of H2S(More)
BACKGROUND Statins reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality but their administration is associated with a broad array of potential adverse effects. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and tolerability of the use of atorvastatin in the dose of 40 mg a day during short-term observation in daily practice--in outpatient clinics, specialized(More)
The interest in digoxin has recently increased due to the expanding knowledge regarding endogenous cardiac glycosides and a potential oncological application of this drug. Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S), a crucial co-modulator of various physiological processes, is involved in the pathophysiology of different disorders and may be useful in the treatment of some(More)